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ATA/IDE Question

by Donwee / November 3, 2004 1:13 AM PST

I must replace the hard drive in my IBM i1412 laptop. The drive being replaced is marked "ATA/IDE." Question: Must the replacement drive be ?ATA/IDE? as well, or can it be ATA 3, or ATA 4, Ultra, etc.? Finding a replacement drive described as simply ?ATA/IDE? has been difficult. I?m unable to determine if my motherboard supports any of the variant interfaces.

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Re: ATA/IDE Question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 2:26 AM PST
In reply to: ATA/IDE Question

"or can it be ATA 3, or ATA 4, Ultra, etc.? "

Yes. ATA 4 drives work in ATA 3 and before controllers. If they didn't... havoc would be thy name.

Bob

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Re: ATA/IDE Question
by Donwee / November 3, 2004 3:03 AM PST
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Thanks for your reply. So, if the new drive is IDE plus ATA-XX, I'm in good shape? Don

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Re: ATA/IDE Question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2004 4:04 AM PST
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I thought I answered that. If the seller doesn't, I'd shop elsewhere.

bob

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Re: ATA/IDE Question
by Donwee / November 4, 2004 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: Re: ATA/IDE Question

Bob, thanks very much for your input!

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